The North Coast women’s lacrosse season continued last week with all nine teams in action. Conference play is scheduled to open this Saturday with Oberlin (0-0, 3-2) traveling to DePauw (0-0, 1-4), Wittenberg (0-0, 4-1) visiting Kenyon (0-0, 5-0) and Wooster (0-0, 5-1) hosting Hiram (0-0, 2-3).
ALLEGHENY prepared for its Spring Break trip to Florida with two dominant victories over Washington & Jefferson and Thiel. The Gators scored 39 goals across the two games and received a total of six hat tricks. Nine different players scored in the victory over the Tomcats.
DENISON went 1-2 on its Spring Break trip to Puerto Rico. The Big Red knocked off No. 18 Washington College, 13-10. That was the first win over a ranked opponent since Denison began tracking that statistic in 2003. Lizzy Pellican (Short Hills, NJ/Morristown-Beard) scored seven goals and had two assists. Claire Ludlow (Saugatuck, MI/East Grand Rapids) posted five goals, two assists, four GBs and 11 draw controls during the trip.
DEPAUW dropped its fourth straight as it lost at home to Baldwin Wallace, 17-11. Emma Flynn (Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral) leads the Tigers with nine goals and shareds the lead with Nicole Gibson (Cincinnati, OH/Indian Hill) as each has 10 points. Gibson leads the team with seven assists.
HIRAM recorded its first two victories, with the first coming in record setting fashion. On Wednesday, Hiram scored a single game program record 19 goals in a 19-5 win over Olivet. Junior Autumn Osgood (Hyde Park, VT/Lamoille Union) and sophomore Sierah Ray (Tallmadge, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) each had five scores in the win. On Saturday, Hiram scored the first six goals and hung on for a 10-8 win over Wilmington. Sophomore Alyse Gillentine (Hartville, OH/Lake) tallied a hat trick to lead the Terriers.
KENYON produced a couple of wins over OAC opponents last week. Tuesday, sophomore Kat Englert (Centennial, CO/Arapahoe) had four goals and three assists in the Ladies’ 18-5 win at Ohio Northern. Saturday, Englert scored five more times and tallied one assist as the Ladies got past John Carroll, 13-11.
OBERLIN dropped a high-scoring midweek affair to John Carroll, falling 21-18 against the Blue Streaks. Senior Grace Barlow (Elk Grove, WI/Brookfield East) scored a season-high six goals and added an assist in the setback.
OHIO WESLEYAN split a pair of non-conference contests last week, defeating Otterbein on Thursday, 10-9, before falling to Otterbein on Saturday. Senior attacker Meghan Doherty (Hingham, MA/Hingham) registered the game-winning goal in the win over Capital as she scored with just five seconds left in regulation. Freshman attacker Sofia Corrao (Cincinnati, OH/Kings) led the Bishops on the week with four goals and six assists for 10 total points.
WITTENBERG split a pair of non-conference contests last week, defeating Adrian on Wednesday, before falling in its first road contest of the year on Saturday to Mount Union. Junior attacker Becca Joseph (Toledo, OH/St. Ursula) led the Tigers in goals last week with nine.
WOOSTER went a perfect 3-0 during its West Coast spring trip, improving to 5-0 overall for the first time since 1977. The Scots won all three games relatively comfortably, defeating George Fox 18-12, Linfield 20-3, and Whitman 16-8. Ellie Hudson-Heck (Medina, OH/Medina)fired in 17 goals during the swing, highlighted by a school record-tying eight in the over Whitman. It was the fifth eight-goal game in team history, with the last coming by Meg Wood vs. Kenyon way back in 1994.